January 15, 2020
Wild Wood Weed by Sister Mary Michael
in Christ’s Love,
Sister Mary Michael, CK
Friday, January17 at 1:00pm due to a Faculty Meeting.
Monday, January 20, due to the Teacher In-Service and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Congratulations to the all the 2020 School National Geographic Geography Bee finalists: Drew Hughes, Gus McCabe, Addison Kahle, Marcus Richter, Cade Scott, Luis Tapia De La Cruz, Zach Woosley, Maya Kane, Andrew Deter, and George Kane! Congratulations to the winners: 1st Place – Andrew Deter, 2nd Place – Drew Hughes, and 3rd Place – Marcus Richter!
JANUARY SFA MEETING
Please mark your calendar for the next SFA meeting which will be Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00pm. Please join us for the 6:30pm rosary in the church. Monica Oldenburg will share sound research on the legalization of marijuana, which is timely, essential, and compelling. Please plan to attend.
8th GRADE STUDENTS vs. ST. PETER’S FACULTY & STAFF
On Thursday, January 23, the 8th graders will play the St. Peter’s Faculty and Staff in a volleyball game from 3:30-4:30pm. The concession stand will be open and admission will be $2.00 a person along with $1 raffle items. Proceeds will go towards the 8th grade trip. Free-will donations are also welcome.
The St. Peter Science Fair will be held Tuesday, March 24. We are in need of a Chair for this event. If you can volunteer, please contact Tim Meduna as soon as possible.
2019 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM DVD
If you would like to order a DVD of the grade 1-6 Christmas Program, please print the DVD order form and return it with payment for $10 (cash or checks made out to St. Peter School) to the school office by no later than Friday, January 24.
This event will be here soon! If you will have a Kindergartener for Fall 2020, please stop by the office and fill out a “Pre-Application for Kindergarten” form or the office can send you the form; email Margaret-Aldridge@cdolinc.net. We no longer have a waiting list or screening process as we have ample room in Kindergarten. Your child must be 5 years old by July 31, 2020 to come to Kindergarten. We will have packets prepared for those who we know will be in attendance for Kindergarten Preview on Feb. 5 at 5:00pm in Bishop Vasa Hall. Invite your neighbors or anyone who might want to consider our program to join you. Be sure and introduce them to Sister at the meeting.
We have an advanced signup process for preschool. We are aware finding quality preschool and care for your little ones requires advanced planning. Sign them up well in advance – see the office staff for details or email Margaret-Aldridge@cdolinc.net Your child must be 4 years old by July 31, 2020 to attend our pre-Kindergarten PreSchool program.
CSW MONDAY – GRANDPARENT/PARENT DAY
This will be Monday, January 27 of Catholic Schools Week. Students with Grandparents/parents coming for Mass may come to school together and sit together at the 8:15am Mass. No need to come into school first, you may go directly to Mass with your family members. If you plan to attend Mass with your class, come as normal. After donuts following Mass and the program, adults may visit classrooms until 11:15. If any family member is coming for lunch from out of town, let us know the number who will be with us for lunch that day by contacting the office at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 24. If any family member (usually a grandparent) comes from out of town, other family members may join them in coming for lunch. Dress to impress or uniform on Monday.
Tuesday – Vocations/Career Day – Students may dress up in what occupation they want for the future. Read & Feed and Jr. High goes bowling.
Wednesday – Patriotic Day – Students will wear their uniform with optional patriotic accessories. Governor Ricketts will be will come to sign the Catholic Schools Week Proclamation and speak to the students, and the Junior High has their religion bowl.
Thursday – Student Day – Students may dress up in their favorite sports team attire. There will be a hot chocolate treat before the Mission Carnival—Bahama Llama!
Friday – Faculty & Staff Day – Students can adorn a crazy hairstyle with either uniform or non-uniform pants and a Catholic shirt. Students will “get up and move” over the PA throughout the day, and teachers and staff will have a luncheon at 1:30.
To help with events during Catholic Schools Week, sign up at CSW.
St. Peter's Troop 32 will kick off Catholic Schools Week with a pancake feed in Bishop Vasa Hall after the 8:00am and 9:30am Masses on January 26. Join us for scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, pancakes and cinnamon rolls. Thank you for your support. Student work will be displayed in the hallways for your perusal.
LEGO LEAGUE ROBOTICS TEAM
Please complete a short survey to help the 7th and 8th grade First Lego League Robotics team with their project for their upcoming competition. They are collecting information about the community's knowledge regarding lead poisoning and exposure. The survey should take less than 5 minutes. Please also share the link with friends and family!
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Catholic Schools Week is January 26-31. Each year, Spirit Catholic Radio promotes the Superstar Catholic School Contest to shine a light on Catholic education in our communities. All Catholic elementary and high schools in Nebraska and western Iowa are eligible to receive your vote for the best school. This year’s contest will run from Jan. 27-Feb. 8. Winning schools in each category will receive bigger and better prizes this year, including a grand prize of $1,000 of free on-air promotion! Support Catholic education by voting online for your favorite Catholic school at Superstar.
INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING DAY
UNL Engineering Outreach, Lincoln Children’s Museum, and several industry partners are sponsoring this third annual event on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9am-1:00pm at the Nebraska Innovation Campus. This event is geared for girls in grades 3-12, but all are welcome. Activities will include multiple breakout rotations of hands-on engineering activities as well as an open technology expo with fun-filled booth activities and demonstrations. Registration is required. Click on Engineering for details and to register.
“EXTREME EXPERIMENTS” DAY CAMP
The half- day or full-day camp will be at the Lincoln Children’s Museum on Mon., Jan. 20 for kids ages 4 through 4th grade. Slime, explosions, and surprising reactions await your creative genius. Mix, swirl, heat and cool your way to crazy fun creations! Click on Experiments to register.
LIGHT THE NIGHT
In honor of Catholic Schools Week, families are invited to join the Catholic school community for a Eucharistic Holy Hour to pray for our schools and families on Monday, January 27, 7:00-8:00pm at Cathedral. Click on Light the Night for informational flyer.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Here is your chance to help out during Catholic Schools Week! Sign up and invite a friend to help out, too. The more the merrier!
CHI HEALTH’S TOP TEACHER AWARD
Families, students, fellow teachers, etc. can make their nominations for a “top teacher”—someone who plays an active and positive role in changing student lives. CHI Health will select teachers monthly during the school year and surprise them in the classroom with an apple award, treat basket, and gift card. It’s completely free to nominate someone and is CHI Health’s way of thanking the teachers who make a difference each day. To nominate a teacher, click on Top Teacher. The following video is an example of a top teacher surprise by CHI Health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QjhgoJ1Rbk.
Dine to Donate Slim Chickens will host a Dine-to-Donate night to benefit St. Peter’s on Wed, January 22 from 3:00-9:00pm, at the 16th & Pine Lake location. Slim Chickens will donate 20% of sales back to St. Peter’s. Please use Scrip, and you will be helping our school twice! Thank you for your support.
Scrip Sales from January 6-13 were $6,330 with a profit of $230.
E-Scrip is sent home on the 1st and 16th of the month. To sign up or make changes to your order, please fill out and return the E-Scrip registration form through your child's backpack or contact Scrip Coordinator Bridget Paseka at 402-480-5463 or email@example.com.
Scrip Volunteers for Jan. 18/19 Masses: 4:00pm Peggy Reisher, 8:00am Susan Scott, 9:30am Heather Waite, 11:00am Chananne Slepicka. Thank you!
We are searching for Jr. High track coaches. The season runs April-May with Meets on Wednesday evenings. If you can help, please contact Marcy Woita at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
PIUS TRAP SHOOTING CLUB
An informational meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 26, 12:30pm, at the Lincoln Izaak Walton League Clubhouse located at 10801 S. 134th Street, Bennet (1/2 mile South of 134th and Hwy. 2). Pizza will be provided. This meeting is open to new members in grades 6 and up and should last about one hour. For additional information, contact Coach Aaron Lyons at 402-525-2548 or email@example.com.
The winner of the school championship for 2019 is Isaac Parks. Second place went to Andrew Deter, and third place went to Michael Woodrich. The group goes to North American Martyrs for a meet in February. God bless the competition!
St. Peter has been invited to participate again this year in the annual North American Martyrs Chess Tournament. The tournament will be held there on February 1. This Chess Club competition is open to students in Grades 5-8. Mr. Smith, the Club sponsor, will attend the competition with the students. Transportation will be the responsibility of parents.
· Registration forms signed by parents must be turned in to Mr. Smith by no later than January 24.
· Registration fee is $10 payable by the student – scholarships may be available if the student cannot afford the fee. Please make checks payable to the NAM Chess Club.
SAVE THE DATE
Our annual parish fundraiser, Taste & See, will be held on Friday, January 31. Plan to join your fellow parishioners and friends for a live and silent auction, raffles, wine, craft beers, food, fun, and much more. For information, please click Taste & See.
JR. HIGH TRIVIA NIGHT
Mark your calendars for the annual Jr. High Trivia night, which will be Friday, February 21.
LINCOLN MOTHERS ON A MISSION (MOMs)
Join us Sat. Feb. 22 at 9:00am at the Newman Center for a special retreat for women on Mary, “Look to the Star” with Katie Sciba. Cost is $25 per person. The retreat is about following Mary’s example in order to overcome obstacles common to women. With Gianna's Java & Gelato closing, MOMs monthly meetings have moved to the Newman Center. There are iimited spots, so register today at www.tinyurl.com/looktothestar or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/lincolnmothersonamission for more info.
BACKGROUND SCREEN/SAFE ENVIRONMENT
The Diocese requires all faculty, staff, and volunteers for any event to complete the online Safe Environment (SE) training yearly and background screens every five years. Please check with the school office first (402-421-6299 or email@example.com) to find out your dates of completion to determine if you need a background screen, SE training, or both.
Please remember to bring food donations on Fridays for Catholic Social Services.
January 16 @ St. Peter
6:00 St. Peter vs. Lincoln Eagles (7)
7:00 St. Peter vs. St. John (8)
January 23 @ St. Peter
6:00 St. Peter vs. St. Joseph (7)
7:00 St. Peter vs. St. Joseph (8)